anaconda / initial-setup / gnome-initial-setup: can we do this better?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Sun May 19 14:22:12 UTC 2013

On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 10:15:54AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-05-18 at 09:30 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 02:44:25PM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > Thinking about it more, this really seems to be the way to go. Forcing
> > > user creation in anaconda is a problem for someone who wants to do a
> > > minimal install with no user account. Doing the above would reduce the
> > > paths to something manageable without compromising any existing use
> > > cases.
> > 
> > Who'd want to do a minimal install and not create an account?
> > (And wouldn't be doing that using a kickstart or another specialized
> > install method?)
> Prior to F19 it was what happened by default: there was no user creation
> in anaconda, and no CLI firstboot in Fedora (for a while there was one
> but it didn't offer user creation); so on a minimal install you only had
> to set a root password and you wound up with a system with just the root
> user.

I know, and it was a pain to remember the right groupadd/useradd


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